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Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
by the sales tax. it doesn't care if you're a janitor with four kids or a cardiologist with lots of dollars. the greater percentage of income you pay, if you don't make that much money, that sales tax on the egg might be 1% of a day's pay for you. it could probably be more like a thousandth of a percent of the cardiologist's paycheck for the day. a sales tax is therefore among the least populist way of raising money for government, proportionally speaking. it takes the most from people with the least money, and the least from everybody who has more money. because of that backwards impact, because it's harder on the poor and easier on the rich, you might think a tax like that would be among the most unpopular tax ideas. but in bright red states, states where republicans have complete control of the government, that tax all of the sudden is really popular. this month in louisiana, republican governor bobby jindal rolled out his agenda for this year. get rid of the income tax and corporate taxes where how much you pay depends on how much you make. but do not worry about the billions in lost ta
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
pay in taxes with filling up the gas tank that could be going up. >> that's right hiking the gas tax on the table around the country for various states. even right here in our own neck of the woods. in maryland counties could raise the tax by up to five cents a gallon. to pay for local transportation projects. yesterday in annapolis it was in a proposal. the debate in virginia has become one of the most watched in the country. governor mcconnell wants to -- mcdonnell wants to actually dump the state's gas tax. he then would replace it with a transportation targeted increase in the state sales tax that idea is catching some heat because it would shift the burden off of drivers and onto everyone in the state. so what do you currently natoal state sales taxes throughout the washington area? in d.c., it's 23.5 cents. the same in maryland and our partners at usa record that in virginia it -- "usa today" report that in virginia it's 19.5 cents. that's on top of the 18.4 cents federal gas tax you are also paying. lots of taxes every time you fill up. >>> for starbucks the coffee chain enjoy
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
. letting start-ups, tax reform, and regulatory reform help. that's what we need more. >> you really think we need more? >> i mean, you want to make fun of -- >> i don't ever make fun of playing. i like my politicians who play. and who have cameras around when they do. what did you learn today, sam? >> you picked your clothes by number. i have no idea. the sweater collection could probably use an upgrade. >> this is number 47 right here, by the way. >> this is the hollywood business sweater, right? >> that's right! >> i learned about super fierce sri lankan women fighter, and victor garber is wonderful, and my neighbor. which is great. >> if it's way too early, harold, what time is it? >> it's time for "morning joe". >> but coming up next -- >> is my man, chuck todd on "the daily rundown". >> no, luke. >> luke russert! >>> taking it to the streets, vice president biden heads into virginia to make the case for new gun law. can a campaign-style push pressure congress to get something done. forewarned on the bayou. louisiana governor bobby jindal has tough talk for his party about what's wron
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
about. the obama administration has sort of taken this tactic in the past, during the payroll tax cut fight, during the student loan fight, really circumventing congress and trying to build a ground swell of support among the people, to pressure congress to get what it wants to get done passed. so in this case, that is the stiffer gun law. so you're going to see vice president biden out today, holding that roundtable, talking about gun legislation. he'll be joined by his cabinet secretaries as well as a democratic senator, tim kaine, to really try to talk to the people about why he thinks this for gun legislation is a good idea. but, of course, as you just mapped out, there is a lot of opposition to this, particularly in states like virginia. so they're hoping to get moderates on their side, so that when this really does go to a fight, they will have the votes in the end. senior administration officials tell me, privately, they think that there is a lot of support for universal background checks and for limiting high-capacity magazines, but, of course, that ban on assault weapons is r
Jan 26, 2013 9:00am EST
in. >> gop leaders say they'll continue to push low tax policies that stress growth in the small business sector in hopes of winning the 2014 elections. >>> one of the leaders of the gop will be on "meet the press" tomorrow to talk about the future of the republican party. former vice presidential candidate and current wisconsin congressman paul ryan will sit down with david gregory tomorrow in his first live interview since the election. you can catch this exclusive interview tomorrow at 10:30 here on nbc 4. >>> the supreme court may have to discuss whether some of president obama's appointments to the national labor relations board were unconstitutional. a federal appeals court ruled yesterday the president did not have the ability to bypass the senate and make three appoints last year during a recess. yesterday's decision could affect the appointment of richard cordray to head the newly formed consumer financial protection bureau. >>> this morning, actor burt reynolds is in the hospital battling a bad case of the flu. the 76-year-old actor is said to be in the intensive care u
Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
-- in 2025, according to the congressional budget office, every dollar of taxes we collect will go to pay for medicare, medicaid, social security and interest on the debt, and there is nothing left for national defense, national laboratories, pell grants for education, highways, every other thing, the investments that we need to make in research to grow this country, it all gs for medicare, medicare, social security and the debt. every single penny we collect, and that's only 12 years away. now, that's not me talking. that's the congressional budget office saying that. the medicare trustees have told us, the medicare trustees have said that in 12 years, the medicare program won't have enough money to pay its bills. now, whose bills? bills of seniors, bills of tennesseans who have been -- who are some, many are literal counting the days until they are old enough to be eligible for medicare so they can have some way to pay their medical bills. it would be a tragedy if that day arrived and there wasn't enough money to pay the bills, but the medicare trustees who by law are supposed to tell u
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
are bring ewe firsthand look at your tax dollars at work. ktvu cameras got a peek inside the tunnels. we found crews with headlamps operating heavy machinery and installing lighting. federal stimulus funds are paying for two-thirds of the project. contra costa county taxpayers are funding for the rest. >> when the fourth ward is done cal tran will be dedicating two bores perm lently -- permanently to eastbound traffic and two to westbound traffic. >> they will begin laying the roadbed next month. the bore is set to open later this year. >>> retired contra costa county fire captain is accused of stealing gears from fire stations. he faces grand theft and burglary charges. they recovered 268 stolen items. including uniforms, tools, and other items. he retired just before getting arrested. he's out on $30,000 bail. >>> it looks like senior officials from the states park department has dodged a big bullet. charges won't be filed after allegations they hid millions of dollars in state funds. the funding scandal came as the state threatened to close 70 parks because of dozens of budget cuts. >
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
with everybody. they even tax if he had ever taken en asked he he had actually stolen a newspaper. >> i like what he said about if you could not be happy then something is wrong with you. >> two days ago he spoke and it was beautiful. it is just part is this is your dream to go to the super bowl and you feel that if you work injured help your team win then it was taken from you. it is hard for me to believe that alex smith is full of joy. >> what would have to go run for the coach to put alex smith in? >> i would not say that. if kaepernick gets hurt then maybe. >> andrew luck was playing his heart out. >> the deal is that no one wants to get hurt. the fact is that it was an exhibition game. people are still trying to throw and catch the ball perry e. >> when you wear the mantle of the kron sports director. >> gary radnich told you so. he stated that it would be david lee, and it wasn't david lee. >>was david lee. >> have a good weekend. we will be right back. get beautyrest, posturepedic, even tempur-pedic mattress sets at low clearance prices. save even more on floor samples, demonstrators, and
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
differently. he supported tax increases. what does that say to you? >> two things. he joins a growing list of senators whoa are frustrated with the senate. that's a problem for all americans. not one party or another, but it has to be functional again. two, split cally speaking, it's not a safe republican state. this is what people have to keep their eye on. republicans lean as the favorites in the beginning. nothing is a sure thing even in the state of georgia. >> what do you think? you study georgia closely. >> absolutely. one of the first states i campaign in. he said it has been a really outstanding conservative member before i got to know him. as well as the united states senate. he is on the farm bills and authored most of the authorization bills. clearly his decision is personal i'm sure. he is frustrated with washington, d.c. and members of both parties are frustrated with the gridlock. the republicans will nominate somebody in main street, but while georgia is the so-called red state, president obama was able to get more than 45% of the vote there. i assume that we are going have
Jan 30, 2013 1:00pm PST
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00am EST
to work an extra 25 hours to pay for it. that's not even counting tax. so is that tv worth it to you? more than two extra weeks of work to pay for it. something to think about. another one for you. the i'll just try it on phenomenon. window shopping is a trap. women we love to do it. it's dangerous and here's why. when we think things on we think no big deal right? but it's a big deal because behavorial economists have found when we think things on and look in the mirror the brain actually registers that item as being our actual possession. if you created a situation for yourself where if you don't buy the shoes or the blouse, your mind will feel a sense of loss. so stop doing it. and one last quick one for you. it's on sale. so i'm saving money. it's on sale. so i'm saving money? no. >> yes. >> spending money. >> you're spending money. you did not -- you did not save 50%. you've spent $20 on something that you don't need. >> if i bought it earlier it would have been more. >> you don't need it okay? bottom line. do not shop in the back of the stores -- the sale racks don't seek out the cir
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